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Address: Hastings Main Road | Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-228-4785

Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail...

Dread Or Dead surf shop is a surfing technical and funtional fashion retail store. We offer surf lessons, tours and board hire/rental through our surf school Surf In Barbados as well as SUP lessons, tours and hire/rental through our SUP shop SUP In Barbados.

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Surf Tour

I had a fantastic surf tour to the soup bowl with these guys in Barbados. I would highly recommend them for even experienced surfers looking to surf some new spots!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a fantastic surf tour to the soup bowl with these guys in Barbados. I would highly recommend them for even experienced surfers looking to surf some new spots!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a fantastic experience surfing with the dread or dead team. This is a fantastic place to surf and take lessons. None of us had surfed before but we got up easily with the help of the amazing dread or dead team. We highly recommend this company.

Thank seacarca
Kelso, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a brilliant experience with the very friendly and knowledgable Dread or Dead team. Met at their surf shop then followed them to where the best 'beginners waves' were. Russell and his son looked after the four of us. Our daughters aged 9&10 and ourselves got straight up again and again and had a totally brilliant time. Would definitely recommend... More 

Thank Helen S
Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi Russel, thanks a lot for the GREAT experience in your beautiful island!!! Folks, if you are looking for a great guide who knows what he is talking about and even if you drop into him he stays calm - book your surfing experience with Russel - I can promise you it will be GREAT!!!

Thank jasminoburkic
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

What a perfect, laid back way to learn how to surf! Russell was so professional and so wonderful to be around. My boyfriend is a surfer, but I am NOT! I was up and surfing in no time. It was perfect for all levels of surfers, not just beginners! I am a travel agent and would recommend this to everyone... More 

Thank hschley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My brother and I recently visited the island and Drear or Dead was recommended to us as a place to rent our boards. We are beginners (not first timers) but only get a chance to surf about once a year. After having some difficulty on shorter boards Russell was very helpful in board selection for our skill set. Looking for... More 

Thank Taylor P
San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I contacted Russell before I got to the Island about renting a longboard. He had a nice board waiting for me at my rental house by Freights Bay. I got a good rate for the week and used it everyday. At the end of my trip, he came by and picked it up. Thanks Russell

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

I spent two days surfing with the guys at Dread or Dead, and they are all fantastic. Russell, Terry, Raymond, and Jay are some of the nicest and most fun guys around. Incredibly knowledgeable, and wonderful teachers. Had me up riding the ways on the second try! The round trip ride and time surfing simply can't be beat. Id spend... More 

Thank Ashley9876
Trondheim, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My 10 yr old daughter was a bit nervous at first but Russel knew just what to do to get her excited and willing to dive in. She was up and riding and LOVING it thanks to his amazing instruction, support, and knack with children. If you want your kid to surf, get Russel to teach them :-)

Thank Mark_dreamin
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Went out twice with these guys during two week stay in barbados and would thoroughly recommend. Picked up from West coast by Russell , on time and friendly transfer down to south coast. Had one lesson from Matthew and one from terry, both great and totally involved in making sure everyone had a great time. Small groups (3 on first... More 

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